ASTM B483/B483M-13

    Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Pipe for General Purpose Applications

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers aluminum and aluminum-alloy drawn tube and drawnpipe in straight lengths and tube in coils for general purpose applications in the alloys (Note 2), and tempers shown in Tables 1 and 2. Coiled tubes are generally available only as round tubes with a wall thickness not exceeding 0.083 in. [2.00 mm] and only in non-heat-treatable alloys.

    Note 1For drawn seamless tubes, see Specifications B210 and B210M, for tubes to be used in condensers and heat exchangers, Specifications B234 and B234M, and for seamless pipe, Specification B241/B241M. For extruded structural tube and pipe, see Specification B429.
    Note 2this specification use of the term alloy in the general sense includes aluminum as well as aluminum alloy.

    1.2 Alloy and temper designations are in accordance with ANSI H35.1/H35.1(M). The equivalent Unified Number System alloy designations are those of Table 3 preceded by A9, for example A91060 for aluminum 1060 in accordance with Practice E527.

    1.3 For acceptance criteria for inclusion of new aluminum and aluminum alloys in this specification, see Annex A2.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. Within the text, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    B210 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes

    B210M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes (Metric)

    B234 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers

    B234M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Drawn Seamless Tubes for Condensers and Heat Exchangers (Metric)

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B429 Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Structural Pipe and Tube

    B557 Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products

    B557M Test Methods for Tension Testing Wrought and Cast Aluminum- and Magnesium-Alloy Products (Metric)

    B660 Practices for Packaging/Packing of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B666/B666M Practice for Identification Marking of Aluminum and Magnesium Products

    B918 Practice for Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloys

    E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications

    E34 Test Methods for Chemical Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum-Base Alloys

    E215 Practice for Standardizing Equipment for Electromagnetic Testing of Seamless Aluminum-Alloy Tube

    E527 Practice for Numbering Metals and Alloys in the Unified Numbering System (UNS)

    E607 Test Method for Atomic Emission Spectrometric Analysis Aluminum Alloys by the Point to Plane Technique Nitrogen Atmosphere

    E716 Practices for Sampling and Sample Preparation of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys for Determination of Chemical Composition by Spectrochemical Analysis

    E1251 Test Method for Analysis of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by Spark Atomic Emission Spectrometry

    ANSI Standards

    H35.1/H35.1(M) Alloy and Temper Designation Systems

    H35.2 Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products

    H35.2M Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products [Metric]

    Military Standard

    MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage

    Military Specifications

    AMS2770 Heat Treatment of Wrought Aluminum Alloy Parts

    AMS2772 Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloy Raw Materials

    Federal Standard

    Fed.Std.No.123 Marking for Shipment (Civil Agencies)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 23.040.15 (Non-ferrous metal pipes)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40182200(Seamless aluminum tubes); 40171507(Commercial aluminum pipe)


    DOI: 10.1520/B0483_B0483M

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